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God Listens

 

Over the last year I have had a sudden interest in learning more about God and Jesus Christ. I don't know where this interest came from. My family is not openly spiritual, none of my friends are openly spiritual and I've never attended church! For some reason I've been listening to my internal thoughts and feelings and I've felt like something was missing from me, like I was incomplete. I soon developed this deep desire to be more fulfilled and learn more about God.

I have realized God truly does exist. I am writing today to share with you some instances which I have prayed to God and He has always come to my aid. I use to think these things only happened to religious people, but I'm proof that it can happen to anybody!

The first time I prayed to God was just to talk. It was about nothing in particular, except to start communicating with Him. In fact, I asked for some kind of confirmation He existed and was listening. I suddenly got this fantastic and unexplainable feeling within me which was so overwhelming that I just couldn't contain it - I began to cry. After praying, I remember sitting and thinking "What just happened to me?". From my first prayer, God had me hooked! ;)

From there on, I decided to talk to God about all sorts of things because I just wanted somebody to listen. One day, I was feeling so overwhelmed with my new job as a primary school teacher that I was sick and tired of my mind constantly being on the go. I couldn't relax. I was stressed, tired and frustrated. On day I was bawling my eyes and I expressed my concerns to God. I asked Him to just help me get all my thoughts out of my mind. I wished so hard my thoughts would just disappear so I could relax. Suddenly, my mind went blank. For a few long seconds, I actually had an empty mind. Nothing. Not a thought, not a worry. My mind was literally still and quiet. I'd never felt that way before! I got the biggest smile on my face and thanked God for his help.

Another instance is when I was dreading teaching a particular class. This class I dreaded had many students with behavioral difficulties - one student would pick up chairs and throw them at other students. He was out of control most of the time. In my first week of teaching, I told God I didn't feel comfortable being in the classroom when the student has one of his episodes. I felt inexperienced and wanted adult help. I prayed never to be left alone without another adult when he began to 'attack' objects and people around him. One day, the student began to get restless and began hitting people with his ruler. He started to get angry and wouldn't cooperate. He got up out of his chair and I began to worry. Suddenly, a teacher's aid knocked on the classroom door and said "I was meant to be helping the class next door, but they're not there. I don't know where they are. Is there anything I can help you with?". I was shocked, yet so pleased! The teacher's aid assisted me and whilst the child was running amok in the classroom, I quietly thanked God for His assistance.

Lastly, within recent weeks my partner and I were going through financial difficulties. We've been saving for a car, wedding and a house deposit, only to be hit with massive bills. I asked God to help us get the money we need to get through that tough period. Just two weeks later, we got our tax return back - and it was $3,000 MORE than we anticipated! We had just enough to get us through! I thanked God so much that night.

As you can see, these are just a few reasons why I believe God exists and how he has helped me. I don't go to church, I don't study the Bible and I don't preach to people. I do not regularly pray, but when I do God doesn't let me down. I talk to God when I want to, when I am driving, in the shower and even at work... And he always listens. My partner is not a big believer in God and I must admit, it's hard seeing him be a non-believer because he has no idea what he is missing out on!

Have any of you had similar experiences where your prayers have been answered? Please let me know. I am completely interested in hearing about them.

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Timfaraos (131 posts)
 
3 years ago (2015-01-20)
When someone loves someone, or feels sorry for someone, the best gift for them, is to pray and fast for them. That's what monks and saints do. They sacrifice their time and luxuries for others, so God can send His angels to them! Because to love someone, means to sacrifice yourself for them, even in just a little way... That's how Jesus did it! That's how our war heros did it -they died so we could live free! Jesus said: 'GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN, THAN HE WHO SACRIFICES HIS LIFE FOR HIS BROTHER'! That's the same love a mother or a father should have for their children and family... Love and prayers makes the world go round, what makes us breathe... What makes the angels help and protect us! Just like petrol makes a car move! GOD BLESS! Timfaraos [at] gmail.com
Conversationalist (guest)
 
9 years ago (2009-03-05)
Gaining an awareness of the unseen side of life is exciting and fun. You mentioned in your story that you were paying special attention to your thoughts. As you continue to develop your skills in praying, continue to concentrate on your thoughts. When you are talking with God, listen to hear if he responds. Ask a question, such as, "Are you there, God?" and wait for his response. Another way to listen for God is to notice in your mind if you are having a conversation where differing opinions are being expressed--if you are debating things in your head it's very possible that you are actually talking with someone else and don't realize it. Listen to what the other being is saying, and carefully consider the opinions being presented.

I have learned that God is the best of conversationalists. Talking with him is easier than picking up the phone and chatting... All I have to do is ask a question, then listen for the answer.

There is no question I can't ask God, and have literally answered with words in my mind.

Luvs!
ashurie (1 stories) (5 posts)
 
9 years ago (2009-03-04)
oh wow! I am not overly spiritual myself, but I believe God is up there. And that he watches over us, and same goes with Angels. I have never tried to talk to God or my guardian Angel either. But after reading your story I am inspired to do so:) ❤
Carrotred (guest)
 
9 years ago (2008-07-13)
I feel the same as you. Over about the past year I devoloped a strange intrest to study God and Jesus Chritst. And I'm not from a spiritual family. I pray regurarly aswell, but don't ever recieve anything as you do. But I know he still helps in his own ways:)

All the best - Carrotred
Estrella (guest)
 
10 years ago (2007-12-29)
Hello!

To glorify God each day and praising him through worship with songs and prayers with other Christians will keep you strong in your Faith. Doing it alone is not enough. When we are alone, we are vulnerable to darkness. Stay in the light of God. We need to be inspired and fed with His words from the Bible. We have to have the sword of God at all times - His words is awesome. Pray that you will be inspired to read them and ponder in your hearts, these words will help you know more about God. Be committed to them, inspire a friend, live each day with love, patient, gentleness and above all: forgiveness! Let the Holy Ghost guide you to the Truth.
Marlette (guest)
 
10 years ago (2007-11-29)
Hello mel I'm going through a hard experience right now and I know without doubts that God is in it for me, I remember some days ago a minister tell me that the hands of the Lord is upon me and that God said that He's going to make me the light of the nation and I know that is true
Mae (guest)
 
10 years ago (2007-11-28)
Hi Mel, like you once, I asked God for a confirmation if God really existed. I asked for something as a sign and truthfully, I got what I've asked for. I know God exist simply because of all that happened in my life, through all hardship, pain and sorrows, I knew he never abandoned me, though I felt that way at times, but things worked out somehow in the end. All I can say is, things happen for a reason and faith in God will see us through.
lajaya (guest)
 
10 years ago (2007-11-20)
oh my goodness.
just tonight I was reading about stories. And a few minutes later I felt a strong strong love for god and I started crying for some reason?
it was amazing I felt safe and I felt like I know he exists.
Rachel (guest)
 
10 years ago (2007-10-18)
Hello Mel, One evening I had an exceptionally bad day at work. (There was a lot of competition and back-biting in that office!) I laid down in my bed and just cried and cried and prayed for God to please help me find a new job and find a way out of that office. I was just pulling myself together when there was a knock at my door. I went to the door and it was my neighbor from across the street. She came to tell me that there were a couple of job openings at the hospital that she worked at that I might be interested in. She told me that I should go and see them about the positions! A miracle. :) God is great!

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